Discover The Best Dog Breeds Known For Getting Along With Cats

Are you thinking about welcoming a cat into your dog-loving home, or a dog into your cat-loving home? Gina DiNardo, American Kennel Club Executive Secretary and a true expert on all things breed related gives us the inside scoop on which dogs are known to be the best with cats.

It's the purrfect opportunity to find the perfect match and bring even more love and companionship into your home.

Basset Hounds

If you're looking for a furry companion with a big heart and a gentle nature, look no further than Basset Hounds! These loyal, patient and low-key dogs are known for their mild-mannered outlook on life, which makes them friendly and tolerant of other animals. While they may have a bit of a stubborn streak when it comes to training, with a bit of patience and persistence, you'll have a best friend for life.

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are the ultimate family companion! These loving and trustworthy dogs are the perfect playmates for children and thrive in a family environment. They are true house pets, who love nothing more than being by your side and being part of all the family activities. And the best part is that they get along famously with cats, making them a wonderful addition to any household.

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Golden Retrievers

Golden Retrievers are the epitome of playful and friendly companions! They are known for their playful personalities and their kind-hearted nature makes them a great companion for cats as well. They are unlikely to be rough with cats, even when playing, and will quickly become the best of friends with your feline companion. It's best to introduce them as a puppy, and they'll grow up together as the best of friends.

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Beagles are the ultimate pack animals, and it's no surprise that they get along great with other animals! They were bred to hunt in packs, and their friendly nature makes them a wonderful companion to cats. They are loving and affectionate, and they are likely to see cats as just another member of the pack. So, if you're looking for a companion that's going to be a great friend to your cat, then a Beagle is the perfect choice.

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Pugs are the life of the party! They have a ton of personality and love nothing more than being the center of attention. They are known to be loving and affectionate companions, and they are great at keeping each other company. Having a cat around can help keep them entertained and occupied when their humans are away. Pugs and cats make great friends, and they will quickly form a special bond.

Bringing a new furry friend into your household is an exciting decision, and we want to help make sure it's a success!

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Original story / article courtesy of the American Kennel Club

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